Monday, September 19, 2016

Michail Sykianakis Spring 2017



“Above the curve; drawing inspiration from the space age 60s, the collection flirts with geometry and curved lines.” These are the words that the designer used when describing his current spring collection for 2017.
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 We all know I am not much on designer inspirations BUT here we have a designer whose words actually match the collection and indeed here we have a rarity. To compound this phenomenon we have a collection of exquisitely rendered clothes that are wearable, ageless, and chic and take into consideration that not every consumer is under 30. In other words we have clothes that are cross generationally appealing! How’s that for a statement?
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Michail works mostly in silk crepe but also offers select pieces in jersey, satin backed crepe as well as georgette. What I find so attractive is the designer takes a bit of the past, not just the 60s, and gives it a very modern day twist. The clothes need no instruction manual, no romance card; they just need a woman who is confident and dresses where trend leaves off and that would be in timeless unstuffy clothes. By the way, he also does not show a collection that is based on black dresses rather he shows a collection with the most deliciously soft sherbet palette and then accents with navy rather than black.
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Make sure to take note of the near perfect workmanship and finishing as each piece could easily be mistaken for much more than mere ready to wear. In my personal fashion history and experience we might have said that these are the clothes that make registers sing! Got it? Get it!